When it comes to painting the exterior of your Boulder, CO, home, you may wonder if it’s time to bite the bullet and get it done, or if you can put it off for another year or two. With over 60 years of experience in examining and professionally painting the exteriors of homes and buildings across the area, the experts at Jacobsen Brothers can answer your questions
How often do I need the exterior of my house painted?
The exterior of your house needs to be repainted every 5-7 years, depending on a number of factors. If the substrate materials are decayed, moist, or in poor condition, your exterior may need a more frequent treatment of preserving paint. If your materials are in great shape and the weather hasn’t broken down the protective coating of paint, 6-8 years might be a closer guess.
We offer the free service of a healthy home inspection where we evaluate the condition of your substrate and of the life left in your existing paint. Wet, mildewed, decayed or troublesome areas will be noted and solutions discussed. In the end, you should have a realistic picture of the exterior health of your house.
What are the biggest enemies of my exterior paint?
- The number 1 culprit, responsible for cutting down the lifespan of your existing exterior paint, would be moisture. When we evaluate your home for excess moisture build-up, we may use a moisture meter to get an exact read on the condition of the wood. Wet wood will not take paint well and will have to be treated carefully. If you see bubbles under the paint, that’s a build-up of moisture. Boards may need to be replaced and the source will need to be remedied before the new paint is applied.
- The second enemy of exterior paint is the sun. The sun causes temperature variations that can dry out the wood and the paint and cause it to flake, peel and powder away. Ultraviolet (UV) rays take a toll on the best of paints. A professional paint job will go a long way in combating sun damage, but eventually the sun is going to win.
- The final enemy of exterior paint is one you might not expect since it doesn’t deal with Mother Nature. It’s an amateur job of paint application. If the paint was applied unevenly or improperly, it’s not going to last nearly as long as a straight, clean, professional application will. If proper prep work wasn’t done, that will also cut down the paint’s lifespan. The professional team at Jacobsen Brothers is dedicated to giving you the best job possible so you can get the longest life out of your exterior paint job.
Get your free painting consultation today!
Call us today at (303) 449-3239 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule your free house health inspection. We’ll work with you to determine the steps needed to renew the exterior of your house to give it a beautiful, fresh, new color and style that can last for years.